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Chrysler Canada: Dodge Drivers Finish 1-2-3 at Circuit ICAR; Quebec Native Andrew Ranger Claims Victory for Second Year in a Row

Of Top 10 finishers, eight were Dodge cars, including the Top Three

July 8, 2013 , Windsor, Ontario -

Though it was his season debut in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, Andrew Ranger proved that he and his Dodge racecar are a dominate force at Circuit ICAR. The Roxton Pond, Quebec native won Sunday’s Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-on for the second year in a row.

Early in Saturday qualifying, Ranger set the tone for the second of four road-course events this season. At the wheel of his No. 27 La Cite De Mirabel Inc. Dodge, he smashed the track record, taking the pole position for the 30-lap race at the Mirabel, Quebec airport circuit.

The two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion drove his Dodge across the finish line first on Sunday, followed by two more Dodge drivers: Scott Steckly in the No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge and L.P. Dumoulin in the No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge.

“It’s a pretty technical track with lots of tight turns,” said Ranger. “You really have to hit your marks to be fast… The support from my home fans drives me to success.”

Of the Top 10 finishers at Circuit ICAR on Sunday, eight were Dodge cars, including the top three finishers.

Starting in 9th place and finishing in 6th, D.J. Kennington and his No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge still leads the series' points, followed L.P. Dumoulin and Jeff Lapcevich, also both Dodge drivers.

Dodge/Mopar Quick Three – 1st: Andrew Ranger, No. 27 La Cite De Mirabel Inc. Dodge
Dodge/Mopar Quick Three – 2nd: Scott Steckly, No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge
Dodge/Mopar Quick Three – 3rd: L.P. Dumoulin, No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge

Dodge/Mopar-powered Quick Three – 1st: D.J. Kennington, No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra
Tractors Dodge
Dodge/Mopar-powered Quick Three – 2nd: Ryley Seibert , No. 09 Lake Excavating/EMCO
Waterworks Dodge
Dodge/Mopar-powered Quick Three – 3rd: Jason White, No.21 Bowers & Wilkins/Cathcart Trucking Ddoge

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 is back in action July 13, 2013 for the A&W 300 at Motoplex Speedway and Event Park in Vernon, BC.

2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Schedule
May 19, 2013 - Vortex Brake Pads 200 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
June 15, 2013 - EMCO 200 - Delaware Speedway
June 22, 2013 – Clarington 200 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
July 7, 2013 – Jiffy Lube 100 – Circuit ICAR
July 13, 2013 – A&W 300 - Motoplex Speedway and Event Park
July 17, 2013 – Velocity Prairie Thunder presented by Bayer CropScience – Auto Clearing Motor Speedway
July 27, 2013 – NCATS St. Eustache – Autodrome St. Eustache
Aug 11, 2013 – 100 – Circuit de Trois-Rivieres
Aug 17, 2013 – Wilson Equipment 300 presented by Komatsu – Riverside International Speedway
Sept 1, 2013 – NCATS - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Sept 7, 2013 – Hudco Electric Supply 300 - Barrie Speedway
Sept 21, 2013 – Pinty’s 250 - Kawartha Speedway

About the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1
Canada’s premiere auto racing series competes at top motorsports venues across the country from British Columbia to Nova Scotia from May through September. Since its inception in 2007, more than 100 drivers from around the world have participated in this NASCAR developmental series with a typical 12-13-race schedule. All of the races are telecast nationally on the TSN and RDS platforms. For more, visit: NASCAR Home Tracks | The Soul of NASCAR

About Chrysler Canada and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Chrysler Canada and its Dodge brand have been an integral part of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series since its inception in 2007. Today, Dodge is the official vehicle of NASCAR Canada. Not only is the competitive field dominated by Dodge entries wearing Challenger livery at each race weekend, but all of the support vehicles come from the Dodge stable – including a Charger SRT8 pace car.

Contingencies for the Dodge/Mopar Quick Three and Dodge/Mopar-powered Quick Three are awarded after each race, recognizing the fastest drivers in Dodge-bodied cars and those using Mopar V8 power.

About Mopar
Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. Mopar distributes approximately 280,000 parts and accessories in more than 90 countries and is the source for all original-equipment parts for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck vehicles. Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered and tested with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck vehicles – a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide.

About Chrysler Canada Inc.
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, Chrysler Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 88th anniversary in 2013. Chrysler Canada's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep® Wrangler, Chrysler 300 and Ram trucks.

Chrysler Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, one of the world's leading automotive companies. Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck, SRT, FIAT and Mopar® vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler’s culture of innovation – first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 – and Fiat’s complementary technology – from a company whose heritage dates back to 1899. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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